VMware unveils information about the previously rumored hardware initiative Marvin: EVO:RAIL. This is the first product in the EVO family. VMware calls it Hyperconverged Infrastructure. A bundling of hardware and a hypervisor. VMware will not sell the hardware, this is done by partners that will deliver the appliances including the hypervisor and other software by VMware. Each unit contains four server nodes and four units can be combined in this version to create a sixteen node cluster. A second future product in the EVO family will be EVO:RACK, targeted at larger environments. Read more about the EVO product family at VMware's blog website.
Below are a few photo's of an EVO:RAIL unit by Fujitsu that was on display at VMworld 2014.